Description – T&Ms own breeding has produced this spectacular mixture of Hollyhocks in the widest range of colours, where each bloom is enhanced by a distinct central halo. Bushy plants of tall sturdy flower spikes, add height and interest to late summer borders.
Sowing – Sow seeds onto the surface of a good, free draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination which usually takes 14-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.
Growing – Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost 45cm (18in) apart.
Flowers – Mid to late Summer